I got a good laugh to see that photojournalism has reached #2 in the rankings of worst jobs (there are two sites, one ranking it as sixth and the other as second.) It was what, number five or seven last year when I made a similar post? Anyway, according to Forbes Magazine's list of Worst Jobs for 2015 photojournalism is the second worst job you could possibly have. The only thing worse, according to the list, is taxi driver. And of course being a lumberjack or corrections officer is even better than photojournalism :) Here is how they ranked with worst ten jobs:
1.) Taxi Driver
5.) Newspaper Reporter
6.) Corrections Officer
7.) Mail Carrier
8.) Head Cook
9.) Enlisted Military
Anyway, I am still happy that I chose this life. It has been meaningful and important to me and I hope that others choose to through caution to the wind and give it a try.
The criteria for the rankings was written up as: "CareerCast, a career advice and salary listing website owned by classified advertising and career support company Adicio, evaluated 200 jobs that have the most employees in the U.S., according to the Labor Department. Its researchers use a formula that takes into account income and growth potential in the field, and a range of measures like the degree of competitiveness and the amount of public contact (both viewed as negatives), physical demands including crawling, stooping and bending and work conditions like toxic fumes and noise. In addition they look at stressors like the amount of travel the job requires, deadlines, and physical risks including whether the workers’ or their colleagues’ lives are put at risk on the job. Read on for the list of “worst” jobs, which get the lowest rating."